Thanks for all your replies and help. I eventually decided to just pull the trigger on the Cat boots since they were on sale so cheap and if I dislike them I can return them. Been wearing them about the house with the tags on. I need a bit of advice on them, and whether or not I should return in favour of the IRs (read below)
Initial thoughts are:
- Chunky heel/sole - not sure if too chunky, but I can't decide if that makes them unsuitable for wearing with jeans to places like bars and just kicking it about town. Here is the image on the website from which I bought them:
- The leather - while I appreciate it's not as thick/heavy/as good as RW leather, it's a nice dark brown, it's relatively even. I'm unlikely to be doing anything that'll really stress it out. As said above, bars and kicking about town is my game.
- Overall design - I like it, wish the image of the digger wasn't on the side above the heel, but it's relatively minor. Also wish the sole was a bit slimmer, but for £75 I can hardly complain.
So really what I need advice on is are these suitable for wearing about casually, or are they too work-boot like?